*Updated Jan. 31
Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police have received numerous calls from the public in regards to this incident. We have identified the operator of the snow machine and he is in good health. OPP will continue the investigation.
We remind everyone in the public to contact your local police with any information you may believe would assist in any investigation. We thank those members again who called in after reading this article.
Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police received a call at 2:18 p.m. today reporting a party put a snowmobile through the ice on Lake Muskoka. Bystanders observed the party get out of the water and crawl towards the Apiary Road area. Police believe the male was picked up and are seeking more information regarding the driver of the snowmobile. If you have any information regarding this matter please call 1-888-310-1122.
OPP would like to remind snowmobile enthusiasts that current ice conditions are not safe for travelling on. It is understandable that operators are anxious to be out enjoying their snow vehicles but for everyone’s safety, please err on the side of caution. An ice rescue, should an emergency occur, creates a dangerous situation for firefighters, paramedics and police.
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